Monday, October 4, 2021

The Greetery Christmas Time Collection Day 1

Christmas time is here, Happiness and cheer! Hello and welcome to day 1 of the Christmas Time collection from The Greetery! You can guarantee that Christmas at The Greetery is going to be fabulous, and this year is no exception! I know you will love these new products as much as I do! My mind is still whirling with tons of ideas to use these beautiful stamps and dies! Make sure to head to The Greetery Blog for all of the official "Meet and Greet" information for each new product being featured today! As always, there will be a chance to win one of TWO $50 gift certificates; simply leave a comment here and on the other designers' blogs as the winners will be picked from the comments.

My first card for today uses the beautiful and versatile "Cathedral Window" die paired with the new Opposites Attract: Holiday stamp set and the gorgeous new Winterberry stamp/stencil/die suite of products. The finishing touch is a few sprigs of the new Pine Wisps dies! These will be used A LOT over the next three days because I love them THAT much!

The Cathedral Window stencil allows you to create different stained glass window options, but for today's card, I chose to keep it simple with a lit up window inked up in different shades of yellow and mustard to give it that realistic look!

I built the frame part of the window up so that I could add quite a bit of glitter into the frame pieces to give it a look of snow on the windowpanes. I love how it turned out. Before I adhered all of the different elements to the card base, I used the previously released Brick Layer Die to give some subtle detail to the corners of the cathedral windows in both the upper right corner and lower left corner. I ended up shifting the window a bit in the end, so if I did it again, I would place the brick detail a little differently, but I really like how it turned out.

This gorgeous Winterberry cluster was created by using both the stencil and stamp set to add in the details. I also stamped out the smaller pieces included in the set and have fun tucking them here and there on other projects, so stay tuned for those!

The Pine Wisps are die cut from white cardstock and then inked up using an assortment of Distress Oxide inks. I also added some Alene's Glitter Snow to the branches and good dusting of tinsel glitter! The Opposites Attract: Holiday stamp set is the perfect finishing touch for this simple design. I added a bit of darker ink the top portion of the "noel" stamp and then glued the "joyeux" portion directly to the leaf hanging down!

My second card for today used that gorgeous Winterberry cluster again, but this time I accented it with the beautiful new "JOY" die. It is also available as a Hot Foil plate, which is so much fun, but in the end, this die cut gold and red piece was the perfect choice for this card.

Christmas and plaid go hand-in-hand, so I stenciled a panel of linen cardstock using the Tartan Builder Diagonal Stencil in the same ink colors that I used on the Winterberry cluster, but I used a lighter hand.

I cut the panel to 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches and layered it onto an A2 Pine Feather cardbase using foam squares. I layered the largest circle from the Nordic Circles on top and then added the winterberry cluster. 


The JOY was die cut from gold cardstock and the base was cut from Pure Poppy cardstock and then glued together using liquid glue. I layered it directly on top of the winterberry cluster using foam squares.

I chose to use the script portion from the Opposites Attract: Holiday stamp set to accent the large JOY word. Of course the berries and leaves got a nice dusting of glitter for some holiday sparkle and shine!

Well, this is all for today, but make sure to join me tomorrow for day 2 of full reveals! You're going to love it! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used these beautiful new Christmas products! Thanks for fluttering by!

 

170 comments:

Christy said...

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there...
Seeing your gorgeous projects gets the Christmas Spirit going for sure! I love your lit Cathedral window and especially the frosty dusting around the edges! I can feel Jack Frost on my nose! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Isabel Z said...

Every little detail is gorgeous!

Casandra Bennett said...

Love both of your cards and the pretty color combo's you worked with. Especially like the JOY sentiment popped up against the circle shape. It pairs perfectly together. TFS.

Julie Bitner said...

Love your festive cards!

Dawn H said...

The stained glass card is very pretty!

Kelly Street said...

Such pretty cards and this is only the first day of the reveals, Ekkkkk. I am loving this release.

I Card Everyone said...

Kelly they are so pretty! I could have used that window die for last Christmas' addition to our Paper Village!
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Melissa Sibert said...

Your cards are so pretty, Kelly. I really like the plaid background one.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, your Cathedral Window design is absolutely beautiful ! It really jumps out at you ! And the paid background makes all things perfect !
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Donna Phelan said...

Bold AND Beautiful! WOW!

Tracy S. said...

I love how you made the glowing warm light in the Cathedral window. It makes a stunning card!

Kelly S said...

Ack, these are amazing! I absolutely love your Joy card with the plaid background! Your morning cathedral window card with the light just shining in is so perfect, too!

Cheryl B. said...

The Cathedral window and the bricks die are great combo. I can just image the Christmas Eve service taking place inside.

Lori B said...

Beautiful cards! Your photos & use of color are always amazing.

karen said...

Your church window card is simply gorgeous. Such a nice combination of greens.

Barbara said...

This release has sparked some new ideas for Christmas cards and beyond.

Wanda Cullen said...

Amazing projects but I'm especially loving the cathedral window with berries! I didn't think I needed these in my collection but you've convinced me otherwise!

Vickie R. said...

Your projects are always so inspiring! Love the plaid on the last one!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

Wow, just wow! Such a beautiful cards!

jan metcalf said...

The glow behind your cathedral window is beyond gorgeous!

laurazark@gmail.com said...

I love all of the pieces from today's release and like how you've incorporated some of the older pieces too. The brick is amazing with this gorgeous window and the pine wisps... ♥

Sandy C said...

Oh! Love that non traditional plaid background on your Joy card! Thanks for sharing your abundant talent!

Anonymous said...

Love your projects which are very bright and cheerful which represents the joy and excitement of the Christmas season.

Kristina said...

I absolutely LOVE your style! The coloring of the window is beautiful. I also love your plaid background and the berries nestled in the JOY sentiment. Gorgeous as always! I’m looking forward to seeing your other projects. ❤️

Donna said...

So pretty Kelly- love the Abundant Joy dies. You've done a wonderful job showcasing the new items (makes me want it all for my fav time of the year)!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!!! Both cards are absolutely GORGEOUS Kelly, but I am especially loving your brightly lit Cathedral window...SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!! Hugs. :0)

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous. Love the stain class card and original layouts.

Sallie C said...

Loving your bright and beautiful cathedral window. Such a pretty card!

Heike said...

Lovely cards as usual. Really like your cathedral window which just glows!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Kelly, your winterberry and cathedral window are beautiful together. Lovely Christmas post!

Susi said...

Love the use of the Brick Layer Die behind the Cathedral Window - gorgeous projects today!

Lin said...

Such lovely designs! Especially love that little bit of pink you brought into the last card!

Nancy R. said...

Stunning cards Kelly! I love the golden glow "shining" through the window. The spray of the winterberry flowers is so pretty!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Really pretty. Love the color combo on the winterberry set.

mel h said...

The yellow glow really makes the colors in the card pop. Such a beautiful card.

Susan Beauchaine said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards!

Jan Elmore said...

Love, love, love the new goodies. I really like how you make your own plaid paper for the back drop! It's perfect! And I love the 'brick' wall die from yet another prior release. It just all goes together.

Mary W said...

The golden light coming from the window was magical as it reflected off the leaves! Beautiful and joyful!

Emily said...

Your cards are stunning and now I wish I could buy everything! Thanks for sharing!!

BarbaraB said...

I love your cards! (I always do!)
The gold light in the cathedral window cards make me think of Christmas Eve church service at midnight!

DGolly said...

Gorgeous as always. Thanks for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty spray and love it with that window!

buzzn2scrap said...

Gorgeous cards ! Love using the bricks with the window ! Love this collection !

Tricia Schaden said...

love the combo of the window with the winterberry!

rosereynolds524 said...

Love the gold light coming from the cathedral window. Makes it so richly focused on the real meaning of Christmas.

michelle in mi said...

Your eye for layering is wonderful!

Carmela said...

These are glorious cards!! I always love your layers and details. You get me in the Christmas spirit to make Christmas cards!!

Kelly Blydenburgh said...

Absolutely stunning layered cards -- so much depth achieved with complementing shapes and hues! And the light from the cathedral window? Heavenly!

Anonymous said...

Love Winterberry bouquet.

Amanda said...

Wonderful work!

Pat T said...

Such pretty cards

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! These cards are absolutely stunning!

Betty said...

lovely cards< Kelly - and that plaid background really makes the "joy" pop!

Emma S. said...

Oh my! Beautiful! And I’m gonna be broke!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the glow behind the cathedral
window. The cards are wonderful.
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RobiW said...

Beautiful cards -- love the look of the glowing window!

Sally Keagle said...

These are so beautiful! Your designs are always just lovely.

Hlee said...

Your cathedral card is so incredibly bright and beautiful!

Lisakinn said...

So beautiful. The colors are amazing and that plaid!

Pat Phillips said...

These cards are beautiful. Your "cathedral window" card is lovely and I am liking all the glitter here and there. Thank you Kelly!

Marie said...

I always love your work and these 2 cards are no exception. Beautiful use of the Greetery's new Holiday '21 release.

Sue McRae said...

Both cards are so pretty and festive!

Kandice J said...

Wow, I just love the compositions of your cards! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Rachael B said...

So festive!

Miriam Prantner said...

I so love the cathedral window die and love that gorgeous golden glow in your window!

Debbie said...

Both cards are beautiful but I really like the cathedral window card!

paperplay said...

Both of your cards are beautiful but I love the bright sunshine coming through that cathedral window. You can feel the warmth of the sun just looking at the card.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly!!! I especially love your lit up window the the sparkly snow details!!! Gorgeous!

Sarah M said...

Love the bright, yellow cathedral window! Beautiful cards!

Jess said...

Omg I love how bright and cheerful your cards are. Stunning

Leslie said...

Beautiful cards as always! Love the bright Cathedral Window!

ESUE said...

Love your bright cathedral window. it is just glowing. thanks for sharing with us.

Karen said...

As always, beautiful cards with vibrant colors and wonderful attention to detail!

TeresaC said...

Beautiful cards Kelly!! Thank you for helping to get us all in the spirit!! :)

Keri H said...

Really loving the plaid, Kelly! Pretty cards!

Debbie Br said...

Love, love, love your cards Kelly. Now I feel like making Christmas cards!

Vikki H said...

The details in your layers plus the wonderful colors really sold these new products perfectly!

Kris said...

Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful color combos!

Unknown said...

Kelly. Your cards are beautiful! You make everything come alive!

Teena said...

Wow your cards are beautiful!

Emma S. said...

Stunning, as always. That Cathedral die is so beautiful!

Mrsfish02 said...

Kelly they are both really gorgeous...I have been so excited for today and these products do not disappoint! Love the cathedral window and stencils as do I also love the Winterberry set. I am seeing the Winterberry in different colors and loving them all. TFS

Cyndi said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. This is such a fantastic release!

Bast said...

Love your bright bold and beautiful designs! TFS

Kim M Jacobs

Bek said...

I am totally drooling over your GORGEOUS cards today… (if I’m being honest this happens every time I visit your blog 😉). Everything is so beautiful & realistic!

SHARON D. said...

Your cards are beautiful! The Cathedral Window is so warm & inviting!

Cheryl I said...

I love the colors and design of both of these cards! Your plaid is the perfect background for your second card! So beautiful!

Amber R said...

Amazing cards! The winterberry with the window- gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful inspiration.

Roxy T said...

I love that Joy to the World card. It is a beautiful card in it's own right but the colors marry traditional and contemporary.

Stebbins Family said...

What a bright happy window and lovely plaid! Both cards are lovely!

Karen M said...

Beautiful samples from the release! Love the winterberry along with the cathedral window.

Judy said...

Your cards are stunning, bright and beautiful. Your attention to detail does not go unnoticed. The plaid background on your Joy design is so warm and perfect. You’re very inspiring!

Ruthie A said...

Really pretty cards!

Jingle said...

Gorgeous! I love how you have elements flying off the card! So great!

Debs said...

The yellow window background is stunning...such a glow!

Luanne said...

Gorgeous! Love he JOY foiled on red, it really pops! So many fun new products already!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous Christmas foliage and bold sentiments!

Becky Green said...

I see I NEED to play with the Tartan Stencil MORE! (PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! ) LOL LOVE what you've done with your cards, Kelly! They just make me SMILE! :)<3

AA said...

Nobody layers like Kelly. NOBODY. Love these cards. I always copy at least one of your cards each release.

Marsha S said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the cathedral window card!

Betty Sue said...

Beautifully done! Love the glow in your cathedral window!

Karen Day said...

Kelly, your glowing window is amazing! And so is your plaid - what a great colour combo. Looking forward to the rest of this week's projects :-)

Jan said...

Wonderful cards, as usual! I especially like your cathedral window card.

see mary stamp said...

I think I will need to case your Joyeux Noel Card. The owner of the quilt shop I frequent is French and Joyeux Noel abounds at her store over the holidays. This card is just lovely as are all of your projects Kelly!

Helen said...

Two beautiful cards...especially like the "JOY" one. tfs-stay well.

Lynn C said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful cards. I loved the Joy with the round background. Just wonderful!

F Jo Clemmons said...

Your designs are always fabulous. I love all the extra elements you add to them. The greetery has outdone itself again.

justmeonly said...

So very pretty!

Pam said...

I love your Winterberry Bouquet/Cathedral card so much. It's just stunning!

dewdrop said...

Seeing so much to love with this Greetery release & it is only day one! Your cards are so pretty, the window card simply glows.

Lisa said...

Wonderful inspiration with the cathedral window, winterberry set, and pine wisps. Love them!

Alyssa S said...

Such beautiful cards!!

Helen F. said...

I LOVE the combo of Winterberry and Withdrawal Window sets on your first card, Kelly! So so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer K said...

So much to love! The bright yellow behind the cathedral window can't help but evoke joy and glad tidings. :)

jengd said...

Beautiful cards! I love the sunny look of your cathedral window.

Kathy Mc said...

Your Cathedral Window emitting natural light and decked out with Christmas florals are a match made in Heaven. Great job, Kelly, showcasing Betsy’s new release. I’m so undecided, and it's only Day 1!

Anne B said...

Kelly, your glowing window card is just stunning. Very excited about this release!

Jennifer Svare said...

Oh, my gosh! I love the berries with the window! Such a crisp and cheery card. So pretty!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Stunning creations!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the warmth from the yellow in the window! Beautiful!

Sandy said...

These are so lovely. I love the way you made the plaid background!

Sue D said...

Pretty card designs. Love the colors.

Jan in Tucson said...

Lord help me and my wallet, and I’ve only seen half the release!

Betty Neville said...

These are gorgeous! Love the glow you created for your window card.

ang4tnr said...

Kelly, both cards are on my "need to create" list. Beautiful!

Mutzy Mia said...

Such a beautiful release and your contribution is stunning. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful cards! The cathedral window card is a favorite! Love the colors you used!

Sybil Brewer said...

Wow both of your cards are stunning, love the bright light shining through the church window, so beautiful! And I love the plaid background you created for your second card, it's so very pretty.

Anonymous said...

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Alexandra Y said...

So pretty! I love the glowing light from the cathedral window, it is super beautiful!

Pauline B. said...

Oh! These card are beautiful!

Lori P. said...

Wow!!! Simply, Wow!

Michael said...

I'm already hooked! Can't wait until Thursday! Both of your cards are beautiful.

Jessica Yoder said...

Amazing cards!!! This release is too beautiful!

MoTurner said...

Gorgeous eye candy! 😍

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Both cards are so beautiful! I especially love the plaid background on the Winterberry card.

Miriam Leech said...

Your cards bring me such JOY, and never more so than at Christmas! The light through your window is amazing. Just beautiful!

Amy Vitriani said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the details in your work. The warm glow from the window just adds something special!

BarbS said...

That cathedral window is breathtaking! Love the floral colors too.

Mary Kay Ross said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Kelly! This release is awesome!

Lissette said...

Cathedral card is incredible!

Eve N said...

Very joyful cards. Love the look of the light shining through the Cathedral window, framed by your bright florals.

Frannie R said...

Love the golden glow in the Cathedral window!

Teri S. said...

Kelly - WOW! Incredible cards & I'm loving the Cathedral Window set against the Brick background, as well as the shading of the yellows to create the soft lit background. Oh my, this is only day 1 & I'm already blown away by the beauty I've seen in this release by the Greetery.

Beverly Perdue said...

Your cards are so lovely! I love the glow in the cathedral window framed with the winterberry bouquet and the pine wisps. I love the gold joy with the red shadow. It looks great with the plaid paper.

Sandy S. said...

I love your use of yellow behind the window.

Gail said...

Both cards are so stunning - I so love the cathedral window and the glow it has-- Joy to the World--- such wonderful art and stunning at that! TFS

Tracy said...

Love these joyful cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards! I really like the cathedral window die... the greenery looks pretty with it.

Lorraine said...

Your colors are so vibrant. I love the glow of the window.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly I am in awe f your gorgeous cards! You always create the most wonderful layered cards which look amazing and not cluttered at all!

Tiffany P said...

So, so pretty! I love that bold yellow paired with the floral bouquet.

KathyLynx3 said...

Gorgeous warm glow—and the wisps look so authentic!

Heidi Lou said...

Gorgeous winter foliage - I love anything with berries!

Donna Esmiol said...

I have no idea how you keep coming up with such amazing designs and fresh takes on cards. Simply lovely.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love the hourglass!

Rosemary said...

absolutely stunning cards! the details and layering are next level!

Myrna rmdodd2@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful cards Kelly! Especially love the stain glass window with bright light coming through with your touch of glitter! Simply beautiful!!! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

Jen - katahdin krafts said...

I must have that pine wisp! So lovely!!

AMDee said...

Gorgeous!

Kelly Martin said...

I love that you used the Tartan Stencil on the background of one of your cards! So cute!

Michelle Nicholas said...

Your cards are so pretty!!

Amy C. said...

Your holiday cards are so elegant and I just love your choice of colors.

Nancy Nicholson said...

I love all the details in your cathedral window card. Very pretty!

Dawn Y. said...

Just beautiful, Kelly! I love the warm glow showing through the cathedral window. Very special!

Jennifer said...

Love all the beautiful cards and new products!

Jane B. said...

I love your cards and this new release! It brings me JOY!

Lisa Schenck said...

Absolute Loveliness, Kelly!!!

blaze said...

The winterberries are my favorite, and your window card just blew.me.away!